Bio-Psycho-Social Obstetrics and Gynecology

A Competency-Oriented Approach

  • K Marieke Paarlberg
  • Harry B.M. van de Wiel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fertility and Sexology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mijke P. Lambregtse-van den Berg, Inge L. van Kamp
      Pages 51-64
    3. K. Marieke Paarlberg, Harry B. M. van de Wiel
      Pages 145-163
    4. Beate Wimmer-Puchinger, Eva Thurner
      Pages 165-181
    5. P. T. M. Weijenborg, Moniek M. ter Kuile
      Pages 199-215
    6. Tewes Wischmann, Heribert Kentenich
      Pages 249-261
    7. Lobke Bastings, Catharina Beerendonk, Christianne Verhaak
      Pages 263-281
    8. Moniek M. ter Kuile, P. T. M. Weijenborg
      Pages 297-309
    9. Symen K. Spoelstra, Harry B. M. van de Wiel
      Pages 311-328

About this book


This book will assist the reader by providing individually tailored, high-quality bio-psycho-social care to patients with a wide range of problems within the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, fertility, oncology, and sexology. Each chapter addresses a particular theme, issue, or situation in a problem-oriented and case-based manner that emphasizes the differences between routine and bio-psycho-social care. Relevant facts and figures are presented, advice is provided regarding the medical, psychological, and caring process, and contextual aspects are discussed. The book offers practical tips and actions within the bio-psycho-social approach, and highlights important do’s and don’ts. To avoid a strict somatic thinking pattern, the importance of communication, multidisciplinary collaboration, and creation of a working alliance with the patient is emphasized. The book follows a consistent format, designed to meet the needs of challenged clinicians.


Bio-psycho-social Medicine Gynaecology Integrative Medicine Obstetrics Psychosomatic Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • K Marieke Paarlberg
    • 1
  • Harry B.M. van de Wiel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyGelre Hospitals Apeldoorn LocationApeldoornThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Wenckebach InstituteUniversity of Groningen University Medical Center GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40402-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40404-2
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